Pruritus Ani Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Pruritus Ani treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Pruritus Ani

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Ideally, the cause of the problem will be identified and effectively treated. For example, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat an infection. In addition, treatment for the itching and irritation may include:


  • Cleanse gently after bowel movements
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Talcum powder after bowel movements
  • Don't scratch
  • Use unbleached, unscented toilet paper
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Avoid irritants (bubble baths, foods, etc.)


  • Over the counter or prescription cream or ointment containing hydrocortisone or other corticosteroidss to reduce inflammation
  • Protective ointment, with zinc oxide

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